NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- The wife of former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn called on U.S. President Donald Trump to step in and help her husband during an interview with CNBC News published Wednesday.
"I am an American citizen. I would like, you know, President Trump as my president, to when he's at the G-20, to address these issues with Prime Minister (Shinzo) Abe," Carole Ghosn said.
Carole Ghosn is asking Trump to make representations to Abe when he attends the Group of 20 summit of major economies to be held in Osaka, Japan, late this month.
She said she wants her husband to "get a fair trial" and for Japanese authorities to respect "the presumption of innocence" in their handling of the case.
"And the third thing, I'd like to speak to my husband. I mean, I miss him dearly. And I wish I could go and be with him at the hardest time of our lives and to take care of him," she said.
The 65-year-old former auto tycoon faces charges of financial misconduct in Japan. He denies all allegations.